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Questioning Extreme Programming by Pete McBreen

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Chapter . Epilogue

 

“I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.”

 
 --William Shakespeare, 1599; Julius Caesar, act 3 scene 2

This has been a very interesting book to write. When I first heard about Extreme Programming I was very excited because I actually enjoy programming. Over time, my questioning of Extreme Programming has led me on a journey that is practically the opposite of Anthony's eulogy for Julius Caesar as told by Shakespeare.

At the end of Anthony's eulogy, the mob is on Caesar's side and is lusting for revenge on the conspirators who killed Julius Caesar. In my case, I started off very enthusiastic and, over time, became much less so because of the very narrow applicability of Extreme Programming. Sure, XP teams have managed to do great ...

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